Musing of a Contemporary Pathologist

Easter Memories

The New York Times crossword puzzle for Wednesday May 20, 2015 included, as a clue for 23 across: Holiday not widely observed by Quakers. The answer was: Easter. I did not know that about Quakers but I was reminded of one of the reasons to do crossword puzzles: you learn a lot. That puzzle also reminded me why, despite the bunnies and the painted eggs, I am not fond of Easter. The South Brooklyn neighborhood of my...

THE Dodgers, once and forever

  Many times, in the years after my 1984 move to Los Angeles from New York, colleagues would invite me to go with them to Dodger Stadium in Chavez Ravine to see the Los Angeles Dodgers play. I always politely declined, usually saying only that I had lost my interest in baseball many years ago. Sometimes I would be rather blunt and say that whoever was now playing baseball had nothing to do with my team, nothing...